Our Services


Our consultant-led integrated skin service (dermatology and minor skin surgery) provides specialist assessment and treatment for skin disorders.

The service focuses not just on treating skin disorder but also on raising awareness and understanding of the importance of long term skin care and the prevention of skin disease, in particular skin cancer.

We also aim to deliver an accessible and timely service within community health premises where possible.

Dermatology is now situated in N block.

Apologies for any inconvenience this move has caused.

If you’re referred to this service, you’ll be invited for an assessment with one of our specialists. During the appointment, we’ll discuss your medical history, any medication you’re currently taking and the problems you’re experiencing and how they’re affecting you.

Depending on your circumstances, we may also need to do a physical examination and some skin tests. In some cases, we may have to refer you for an allergy patch test too. If so, you’ll be asked to come to another appointment for this.

Once we’ve completed our assessment, we’ll go through your options in detail and agree on a treatment plan tailored to your needs. Depending on your circumstances and the type of condition you have, we may recommend:

  • a change to your medication
  • botox injections for hyperhidrosis
  • new medication such as topical cream, tablets and injections
  • phototherapy – where your skin is exposed to certain types of ultraviolet light
  • photodynamic therapy – where your skin is exposed to certain types of light
  • photo chemotherapy – where UVB light is applied to the skin
  • skin surgery

The number of appointments you’ll have will depend on the type of treatment you need. Where possible, we’ll also provide you with advice and education on how to manage your skin condition.

Service locations

Royal Bolton Hospital

Key contact numbers


Tel: 01204 390348

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